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American Red Cross

Clara Barton and a circle of her acquaintances founded the American Red Cross in Washington, DC in May 1881. Barton served as its first president and implemented its mission to provide services to members of the American armed forces and their families and disaster relief in the United States and around the world. Under Barton, the Red Cross gave assistance and relief to the victims of such disasters as the 1889 Johnstown Flood and the 1900 Galveston Flood. Today, in addition to its staff, the agency depends on the generosity of volunteers, celebrity spokespersons and donors to perform its mission. Located in a building that was designated a National Historical Landmark, the Red Cross also mounts exhibitions of the art and artifacts it has acquired over the years. On display now is the exhibit Answering the Call: The American Red Cross in World War I.

 

The Blossoming of the Italian Baroque

With its title "the green laurel" taken from a 1584 book of madrigals, this program explores the growth of Italian musical styles from Renaissance to Baroque, including virtuoso instrumental versions of madrigals, laments and other vocal works, opera excerpts and more. Soprano Jolle Greenleaf and special guests from Italy - instrumentalists Marcello Mazzetti and Livio Ticli from the Palma Choralis Ensemble - are featured artists. Get tickets for these musical shows at Folger Theater from February 23 to February 25.

 

Family Day: Chinese Lunar New Year

Celebrate the year of the dog at The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum! On February 24, enjoy music performances by GW's Chinese Music Club, create colorful zodiac animals from paper, and design jewelry inspired by the traditions of China's Guizhou Province. Visit the galleries to see the exhibition Vanishing Traditions: Textiles and Treasures from Southwest China during its opening weekend. You can also explore the new hands-on learning center, Textiles 101, which introduces the basics of textile making through fiber, color, and structure. All ages are welcome.

 

Hoachlander Davis Exhibition

The AIA|DC presents the work of Hoachlander Davis Photography, an architectural photography studio with more than 20 years of experience in the Washington metropolitan region. Organized by theme, Hoachlander Davis: Photographing Spaces features over 20 projects and 100-plus images related to the photographers' commercial and residential work. With each project, the photographer lends a special point of view from behind the camera to communicate the photoshoot experience. The opening reception is February 27, at 6:30 pm. The exhibition is on display through Friday, March 23, at the District Architecture Center.

 

Friday, February 23
Theater - The Great Society
Arena Stage

Exhibit - Florimonte & Luckett
Touchstone Gallery

Exhibit - The Rhode Island Years 1978 - 1986
Zenith Gallery

Event - Freer Film Friday: Iranian Art, Music, and Film
Freer|Sackler 

Exhibit - Over Here & Over There: Aviation & Prince George's County During World War I
College Park Aviation Museum 

Saturday, February 24

Exhibit - Exploring the Early Americas
Library of Congress 

Event - ACM Urban Gardening Series: The Modern Victory Garden
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Exhibit - Charlie Visconage: Cool Guy Alert!
Hill Center

Event - Stephen Christoff: Colonial American Music
The National Theatre

Sunday, February 25

Exhibit - Wall Flowers: Botanical Murals
The U.S. Botanic Garden

Exhibit - Remembering Vietnam
National Archives

Exhibit - Tim McLoraine Hindsight: Stories and Loops
Dupont Underground

Exhibit - In the Tower: Anne Truitt
National Gallery of Art

Exhibit - Hung Liu in Print 
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Monday, February 26

Exhibit - Crossover: East and West 
Korean Cultural Center

Exhibit - Tomb of Christ 
National Geographic Museum

Exhibit - Around the World in 80 Paper Models  
National Building Museum

Exhibit - A Dark and Scandalous Rockfall  
The Mexican Cultural Institute

Exhibit - Ocha & Wagashi: The History of Japanese Tea & Sweets
Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)

Tuesday, February 27

Exhibit - Palimpsestus: Image and Memory
Art Museum of Americas (OAS)

Exhibit - Mark Bradford: Pickett's Charge
Hishhorn Museum 

Exhibit - Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists
Library of Congress

Exhibit - Early UFA Film Posters: Projecting Women
Goethe-Institut

Exhibit - The Marines and Tet
Newseum

Wednesday, February 28 

Concert - Cherish the Ladies
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Tour - Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Exhibit - For the Record: Picturing DC
The George Washington University Museum The Textile Museum

Exhibit - Trailblazing: 100 Years of Our National Parks 
National Postal Museum

Exhibit - Beyond Words: Book Illustration in the Age of Shakespeare
Folger Shakespeare Library

Thursday, March 1

Event - Women in Art 1850 - 1910
Dumbarton Oaks

Exhibit - Visonary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Event - Panel and Performance: August Wilson's Themes of Displacement 
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Tour - Docent's Choice
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

 

Newsletter for February 23 to March 1, 2018. Find more events on our calendar, which presents the latest information on the District's most exciting cultural activities. It's all at your fingertips. To view our full calendar, visit our website


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March 2

Opening Reception: She Runs Wild by Makda Kibour
Touchstone Gallery
 


 
March 3

Women's History Day
DAR Museum


March 9

Welcome Pierre!
Dumbarton House

March 11

Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: California Mystics
Choral Arts Society of Washington

 

 

   
DC Cultural Plan
 

The DC Office of Planning released the working draft of the DC Cultural Plan for public review and comment. Share your thoughts about the DC Cultural Plan by writing to DCculturalplan@dc.gov. All comments are due February 28.

Autographed Posters by Dana Ellyn
 

Cultural Tourism DC is pleased to offer selected paintings from Dana Ellyn's Heritage Trail project as autographed prints. The posters are 11'' x 17'' on glossy poster paper and sell for $30 each. Order your posters today!


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